Contrasting Computational Models of Mate Preference Integration Across 45 Countries

Daniel Conroy-Beam , David M. Buss , Kelly Asao , Agnieszka Sorokowska , Piotr Sorokowski , Toivo Aavik , Grace Akello , Mohammad Madallh Alhabahba , Charlotte Alm , Naumana Amjad , Afifa Anjum , Chiemezie S. Atama , Derya Atamtürk Duyar , Richard Ayebare , Carlota Batres , Mons Bendixen , Aicha Bensafia , Boris Bizumic , Mahmoud Boussena , Marina Butovskaya , Seda Can , Katarzyna Cantarero , Antonin Carrier , Hakan Cetinkaya , Ilona Croy , Rosa María Cueto , Marcin Czub , Daria Dronova , Seda Dural , Izzet Duyar , Berna Ertugrul , Agustín Espinosa , Ignacio Estevan , Carla Sofia Esteves , Luxi Fang , Tomasz Frackowiak , Jorge Contreras Garduño , Karina Ugalde González , Farida Guemaz , Petra Gyuris , Mária Halamová , Iskra Herak , Marina Horvat , Ivana Hromatko , Chin-Ming Hui , Jas Laile Jaafar , Feng Jiang , Konstantinos Kafetsios , Tina Kavčič , Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair , Nicolas Kervyn , Truong Thi Khanh Ha , Imran Ahmed Khilji , Nils C. Köbis , Hoang Moc Lan , András Láng , Georgina R. Lennard , Ernesto León , Torun Lindholm , Trinh Thi Linh , Giulia Lopez , Nguyen Van Luot , Alvaro Mailhos , Zoi Manesi , Rocio Martinez , Sarah L. McKerchar , Norbert Meskó , Girishwar Misra , Conal Monaghan , Emanuel C. Mora , Alba Moya-Garófano , Bojan Musil , Jean Carlos Natividade , Agnieszka Niemczyk , George Nizharadze , Elisabeth Oberzaucher , Anna Oleszkiewicz , Mohd Sofian Omar-Fauzee , Ike E. Onyishi , Baris Özener , Ariela Francesca Pagani , Vilmante Pakalniskiene , Miriam Parise , Farid Pazhoohi , Annette Pisanski , Katarzyna Pisanski , Edna Ponciano , Camelia Popa , Pavol Prokop , Muhammad Rizwan , Mario Sainz , Svjetlana Salkičević , Ruta Sargautyte , Ivan Sarmány-Schuller , Susanne Schmehl , Shivantika Sharad , Razi Sultan Siddiqui , Franco Simonetti , Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova , Meri Tadinac , Marco Antonio Correa Varella , Christin-Melanie Vauclair , Luis Diego Vega , Dwi Ajeng Widarini , Gyesook Yoo , Marta Zaťková , Maja Zupančič

Abstract

Humans express a wide array of ideal mate preferences. Around the world, people desire romantic partners who are intelligent, healthy, kind, physically attractive, wealthy, and more. In order for these ideal preferences to guide the choice of actual romantic partners, human mating psychology must possess a means to integrate information across these many preference dimensions into summaries of the overall mate value of their potential mates. Here we explore the computational design of this mate preference integration process using a large sample of n = 14,487 people from 45 countries around the world. We combine this large cross-cultural sample with agent-based models to compare eight hypothesized models of human mating markets. Across cultures, people higher in mate value appear to experience greater power of choice on the mating market in that they set higher ideal standards, better fulfill their preferences in choice, and pair with higher mate value partners. Furthermore, we find that this cross-culturally universal pattern of mate choice is most consistent with a Euclidean model of mate preference integration.
Author Daniel Conroy-Beam
Daniel Conroy-Beam,,
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, David M. Buss
David M. Buss,,
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, Kelly Asao
Kelly Asao,,
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, Agnieszka Sorokowska
Agnieszka Sorokowska,,
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, Piotr Sorokowski
Piotr Sorokowski,,
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, Toivo Aavik
Toivo Aavik,,
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, Grace Akello
Grace Akello,,
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, Mohammad Madallh Alhabahba
Mohammad Madallh Alhabahba,,
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, Charlotte Alm
Charlotte Alm,,
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, Naumana Amjad
Naumana Amjad,,
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et al.`
Journal seriesScientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
No9
Pages1-13
Publication size in sheets0.6
Article number16885
ASJC Classification1000 Multidisciplinary
DOIDOI:10.1038/s41598-019-52748-8
Languageen angielski
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oswiadczenie-cantarero-contrasting.pdf 543.2 KB
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.401; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 4.122 (2) - 2017=4.609 (5)
Citation count*8 (2020-07-04)
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